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Stuart Broad starts training ahead of England vs India, 5th Test at The Oval

Stuart Broad got hit on the nose during the Old Trafford Test © Getty Images
Stuart Broad got hit on the nose during the Old Trafford Test © Getty Images

Aug 14, 2014

Stuart Broad, who had suffered a nose broken during the fourth Test, returned to training ahead of the first day of the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Thursday, Dean Wilson tweeted.

According to Wilson, Broad has ditched the previous ayrtek helmet  and was trying out the Masuri Vision series. He was seen training at the spinner’s net.

Earlier, Broad might face India without a mask in the final Test starting on Friday as the swelling around his battered nose is reportedly reducing. It was feared Broad would need extra protection, but the swelling around the paceman’s battered nose is reducing after he was a hit by a bouncer from Varun Aaron.

Broad’s Ayrtek helmet failed to stop the ball from getting between the peak and the grill. Now rival helmet maker Masuri have offered Broad one of their Vision Series lids, designed to prevent his type of injury and used by several stars, The Mirror reported. Masuri MD Sam Miller said that the company does not sponsor specific players, adding that they believe that when it comes to something as important as head protection, players should be free to choose the best helmet.

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